Celts to The Pope of Rome (Vitalian)
The Celtic Church to the Roman Catholic Church 662,
"We know no other master than
Christ. We know nothing of the Bishop of Rome and his new character as
Pope. We like not his strange customs and we'll not observe them.
Be it known and declared, that we all, individually and collectively, are in all humility prepared to defer to the church of God and to the bishop of Rome, and to every sincere and godly Christian; so far as to love every one to his degree in perfect charity, and to assist them all by word and deed in becoming the children of God. But as for any other obedience, we know of none that he whom you term 'the Pope' or Bishop or Bishops, can demand.
The difference we have mentioned, we are ready to pay to him as to every Christian. But in all other respects, our obedience is due to the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Caerleon; who is alone, under God, our ruler to keep us right in the way of salvation."
Cliff: as devout and sincere as the Celtic church practiced Christianity, even they misquoted at times. In this last paragraph, they declare that the bishop of Caerleon keeps them right in the way of salvation. But this cannot be correct, for it is their faith and Christ alone: a bishop is a mere administrator of a church organization, and many are impostors. It's not the churches, but Jesus and Jesus alone! Caerleon is in Wales.
Gates Of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against It
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